Though Arts & Crafts designed their FIELD TRIP festival to be a celebration of their underrated legacy, it wound up being a display of why Toronto is considered a creative hub. Saturday’s showcase attracted those of all ages and Ray-Bans, pushing a bundle of culture that can only be created through friendly faces, daring food trucks, and well, cheap beer. Throw in a few solid tunes and you have a recipe for a long Sunday with your ultimate BFF: the couch.
Opening on both the Fort York and Garrison Common stages were some of Canada’s brightest mingling with a few of indie’s finest. JASON COLLETT, COLD SPECKS and STILL LIFE STILL added their own hues to “guitar rock”, and even our Vancouver favourites GOLD & YOUTH rekindled us with their latest full-length Beyond Wilderness. The switches between styles were a bit heavy on the ears and hearts but it was enough to present BLOC PARTY, who re-carved forgotten memories (remember “Banquet”?) and set the mood for the night’s bigger attractions.
HAYDEN at GARRISON COMMON STAGE
STILL LIFE STILL at GARRISON COMMON STAGE
COLD SPECKS at FORT YORK STAGE
GOLD & YOUTH at FORT YORK STAGE
JASON COLLETT at GARRISON COMMON STAGE
THE DARCYS at FORT YORK STAGE
BLOC PARTY at GARRISON COMMON STAGE